Football predictions – UWI vs Sandals South Coast – Jamaica 14.01.18

Sandals South Coast have taken just one point from their last three Jamaica. National Premier League matches, following last weekend’s 3-1 defeat away to their opponent. Sandals South Coast are still seventh overall in the table, but the distance between them and the Continental qualification positions is slowly getting bigger. Saturday’s match at home to reigning champions UWI should prove no easy feat either – Sandals South Coast haven’t won against any Jamaica. National Premier League leader since September 2008 and, notably, are without a win against any side currently within the top eight so far this season.

UWI have turned around their “unconvincing” run in style over the past 7 days. UWI dominated and humiliated their opponent with a 8-0 win at home last weekend, which also saw their striker net his first hat-trick of 2017, to become the Jamaica. National Premier League’s joint top scorer (19 goals) in the process, before easing their way through to the semi-finals of the national cup at home to opponent during the week (3-0 win).

UWI are clear favourites here at 4/9 with bet365, but we feel that backing “both teams to score” at 21/20 has some decent potential for the following reasons:

Most people know about UWI and their striker, and for good reason too. He is a world class striker and currently in top form, with seven goals from his last four competitive outings. He’s also scored three goals in UWI’s last four on the road so you’d fancy him to continue this run as an anytime goalscorer at 4/7 with bet365. However, Sandals South Coast are not without a weapon of their own in French striker.Not to mention that he scored against the visitors earlier this season when Sandals South Coast took a point away from UWI (1-1 draw).

Notably, UWI’s recent domination has in fact come from matches at home. UWI have failed to keep a clean sheet in three of their last four Jamaica. National Premier League away matches, including against some much weaker teams than Sandals South Coast, and the added strain following their mid-week national cup match, where the league leaders fielded a full strength squad, should add even more value to Sandals South Coast getting one against them.

Regarding a correct score bet, though Sandals South Coast are unbeaten at home this season (W5 D5), UWI hold the best away record in the Jamaica. National Premier League (W8 D2 L1). Sandals South Coast’s poor track record against much stronger sides, combined with UWI’s return to goal-scoring form, means we feel the UWIns could sneak another win here. As such, we feel there’s decent value to be had backing a 2-1 UWI win at 15/2 with bet365.

Football predictions – UWI vs Sandals South Coast – Jamaica 14.01.18

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